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Customer reviews reveal AmazonBasic’s electronics and appliances have ‘exploded and caught fire’ [Video]

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Amazon customers are reporting that the e-retailer's own line of budget electronics have been malfunctioning, posing a threat to both life and property. 

The AmazonBasics brand, established in 2009, currently offers 5,000 different items across a broad range of categories, including homewares, bedding and pet supplies. 

And while most consumers rave about the cut-price products, there have been hundreds of complaints about the safety of the electronic items on offer from AmazonBasics. 

A CNN report, published Thursday, claims that at least 1,500 reviews, covering more than 70 different AmazonBasic items, 'have described products exploding, catching on fire, smoking, melting, causing electrical malfunctions or otherwise posing risks' in the past four years alone. 

The news network further alleges that 'within those more than 1,500 reviews, many consumers explicitly called out items as potentially dangerous – using terms such as "hazard" or "fire" or saying the product should be recalled.'

CNN states that 'around …

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